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How Social Impact Travel Supports Indigenous Peoples

There are 370 million indigenous peoples living around the world, representing 5,000 different cultures. According to the United Nations,  indigenous peoples are those who have “retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.”  In fact, every August 9th the United Nation celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples….

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5 Tips for How to Eat Like a Local While Traveling

Many travelers are looking to have an immersive and authentic trip and experience life like a local. So, what better way than by eating the local foods? Instead of heading to big chains or restaurants that tourists flock to, get the real experience. Eat like a local and discover the local culture through food. Read on to find Visit.org’s 5…

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Best Multicultural Cities to Visit

Traveling is one of the best ways to discover the local culture of the place you are visiting. However, with an increasing amount of cultural diversity, the culture of many cities are founded on a mixture of various ethnicities, races and religions. New York, London and Paris are three incredible cities that attract a large amount of visitors each year….

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Bogota, Colombia: Discover the City in a Meaningful Way

Bogota, Colombia is in the middle of a very exciting transformation: leaving the past behind, the city is getting ready for a brighter future. To achieve this change, different groups of society are finding new ways to live together and create opportunities for the less fortunate. Drawing on this transformation, the Pocalana Foundation aims to aid the homeless and help…

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5 Ways to Support Sustainable Fashion through Travel

One of the perks of traveling sustainably is being exposed to other, innovative ways of impacting communities. For instance, a sure way to benefit locals is to support their businesses. This week, Visit.org celebrates ethical fashion. As such, we encourage travelers to indulge their desire for clothing and jewelry in a way that creates solid livelihoods for those in need, while coming away with…

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How Tourism Supports Indigenous Mapuche Artisans in Chile

Paula Vlamings visited the Chol-Chol Foundation in Chile, which allowed her to contribute to a project that promotes sustainable economic development for hundreds of indigenous artisans in the Mapuche community. Let’s get to know a little more about Chol-Chol through Paula’s experience. Paula is part of our ambassador program*. 1. Could you tell us a little bit more about your…

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Unique Destinations That Deserve More Visitors: #2 Swaziland

Swaziland Did you know that Swaziland is ruled by an absolute monarchy? Officially known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, the country has a history traveling as far back as the stone age. That’s almost 200,000 years of art and culture! Here are some reasons you won’t want to pass up this unique destination. Why You Want To Go Traveling to Swaziland…

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Fashion Culture: Creative Expression All Over the Globe

From remote, indigenous communities to big cities, the crafting of clothes forms an essential part of the identity of a place. To witness just how integral fashion is to a culture, travel somewhere you have never heard of or been to before! Through Visit.org, you can travel the world by touring organizations who will give you a unique experience, where…

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One place you’ll want to learn Tango in Buenos Aires

Having watched the World Tango Championships in Colombia the year before, I had seen this foot-flicking dance at its best and was keen to try my hand (or feet) at this Argentine art form. Where better to be learning the tango in Buenos Aires, than in the birthplace of tango itself, and at a nonprofit organization in the city. The…

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A Mural Tour of Esteli, Nicaragua

Nicaragua may be a small country, but there’s more to it than beaches and warm weather. This country has suffered decades of dictatorship followed by the 1979 Sandinista Revolution, followed by a long Contra war that ended in peace. This country is known for its coffee and tobacco production, but it’s not much known for its murals. That’s slowly changing….

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